A Guide on How to Ship Perfume Internationally

Sending perfume locally and abroad via courier

Start saving when sending perfumes to anyone home or abroad. Check the rules and regulations in advance before sending perfume in the mail or by courier. Follow the packing guidelines for shipping fragrances, cologne and perfume gifts internationally. If you have special requirements for sending perfume internationally, contact our logistics experts for advice.

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Depending on the size and time-sensitivity of your shipment, you can choose the service that best suits your needs:
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* Please bear in mind that some courier companies may include perfume in their list of prohibited items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.


How to properly pack perfume for shipping internationally

Although most postal services and couriers do not recommend shipping liquids, perfumes are still a popular item to ship abroad. It is very important that you choose quality packaging materials and pack the perfume properly for shipping internationally via courier to avoid potential damage to your parcel or other items in transit.

  1. Place the bottle of perfume in its original box. Alternatively, place it in a box that matches its size.
  2. Put the box into a resealable plastic bag or wrap it in cling film. Tape the package thoroughly to avoid any leakage.
  3. Wrap the perfume in bubble wrap for better external protection.
  4. Place the perfume inside the box and fill empty spaces with packaging peanuts or other suitable cushioning material.
  5. Close the box and seal with adhesive tape.


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Regulations on sending perfume in the EU and internationally

Most perfumes contain a high concentration of alcohol. They are therefore considered a dangerous, flammable liquid and are listed as restricted or prohibited by most couriers. This means that it is prohibited to send perfumes containing alcohol on airfreight services, such as Express.

If you wish to send perfumes abroad, please check carrier restrictions for the specific countries before deciding to ship fragrances, cologne and perfume gifts internationally.


FAQ on sending perfume internationally

Can I send perfume with all couriers on local or international routes?
It is important to note that not all courier companies will ship perfumes internationally. For example, DHL, TNT and UPS will not ship packages that contain perfume. Each courier has specific rules and requirements for different shipments and services, so we recommend checking this further with the designated courier for your route. When booking Express or Regular Plus shipping services, please make sure not to include these items as the courier will refuse to collect the parcel. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, email or phone before shipping to discuss your options further.
Can I send perfume abroad using air transport?
Unfortunately, it is unsafe to send perfume and other flammable liquids internationally using air transport, such as the Express Service. This includes air transport from Europe to the USA or on any other international route. Therefore, if you wish to send perfume in a package, you should choose the Standard Service, which uses ground transport.
Can I send perfume in the mail?
Most postal services have restrictions on sending perfume, due to its alcohol content and flammable properties. Many people still mail perfumes and colognes in parcels with clothes or other personal items. If you decide to send perfume in the mail, remember to pack the perfume properly for shipping, since you will not be able to receive compensation in the unlikely event of loss or damage.
What is the best way to ship perfume via courier?
The best way to ship perfume via courier is through our Standard Service. If you are shipping perfume within the EU borders, your parcel will not need to go through customs before delivery. You can follow our packing tips above to ensure your perfume is properly packed for shipping via courier. Since perfume is a great gift idea, people usually pack it in their parcel with other belongings such as clothes. Bear in mind that if you decide to ship perfume via courier, you do so at your own risk.
How do you send perfume abroad from the UK?
For businesses: Although shipping after Brexit is now more complicated than before, it is still possible for companies to send perfume abroad from the UK. Whether you are sending perfume from the UK to the USA, to Australia or to Europe, your shipment will be inspected by customs. This means that you will have to pay VAT charges and duties, aside from preparing all the required documentation for the authorities. Businesses can only ship restricted items such as perfumes with authorised couriers.
For individuals: Perfume is included in the restricted and prohibited items list of most courier companies. If you decide to send perfume internationally, bear in mind that every shipment sent to or from the UK will pass through customs and if any prohibited item is discovered, the package may be returned to the sender instead of being delivered to the recipient.
Does shipping insurance apply when sending perfume internationally by courier?
Almost every service booked on the Eurosender platform is covered by basic insurance, which is already included in the price. However, perfume and other restricted items are not covered by shipping insurance. Therefore, if you decide to send perfume as an individual across Europe or internationally, you do so at your own risk. Check the full list of restricted and prohibited items.
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Take these guidelines into consideration when sending perfume locally or internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. If you decide to send perfume in the mail or by courier, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.